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Win-win for school, charities A DONATION drive through Closet Cleanout collected a “mountain of clothing and goods” to be donated to the Red Nose charitable organisation – as well as raising money for Somerville Primary School. “While we have done it once before, this year was particularly successful as it was linked to our unit on reduce, reuse, recycle,” the school’s wellbeing program team leader Melanie Bluff said. “Last year we collected about 100 bags of clothing, but this year it grew to a whopping 170 bags of goods.” Closet Cleanout, of Crib Point, is an eco-friendly clothing recycling fundraiser which benefits schools, kinders, preschools, clubs or groups, while supplying affordable clothing to those in need. The school’s humanities inquiry unit was thrilled with the results of the fundraiser. “The pupils gained a great understanding of the need to recycle clothing and reduce the amount rubbish in landfill,” Ms Bluff said. “It was a terrific event.”

Libs ‘united’ against gas plan Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt has signalled his opposition to power company AGL’s plans for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Mr Hunt on Monday said he had “long argued that South Port [sic] is not the place for industrial development and my view hasn't changed in a decade. This includes the AGL proposal for a floating storage regasification

unit at Crib Point.” Mr Hunt joins Hastings MP Neale Burgess – his Liberal state colleague in blaming the Labor state government for encouraging AGL’s project. Mr Hunt’s statement yesterday (Monday 9 July), came just one day short of four months since he was first asked by The News if he opposed AGL’s proposal, which involves mooring a 300 metre long liquid to gas processing plant at Crib Point’s number two berth.

Without naming AGL, Mr Hunt repeatedly stated he was opposed to “industrialisation” at South Port (his designation) but did not specifically say if the gas terminal fitted his definition of industrialisation. In mid-June Mr Hunt said he had asked AGL to “keep the community informed of what is being proposed” and was “forwarding inquiries from the community to AGL for their response”. Hundreds of protesters rallied at Hastings on Sunday 1 July to show

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their opposition to the gas terminal at Crib Point and a pilot plant at Hastings to extract hydrogen from brown coal (“Hundreds at power protest” 3/7/18). Two days before that protest Mr Burgess emailed anti-AGL activist Julia Merrington assuring her that both he and Mr Hunt “made a commitment to this community a decade ago, that there would not be any industrial development south of Hastings”. “At no stage have I suggested members of my community pursue AGL

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Man dragged to safety from burning house close to furniture, cooking left unattended, embers from open fireplaces falling onto carpet, and portable heaters left too close to towels. CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington warned that there was no “off-season” when it comes to fires. “Winter is a time where we’re spending more time inside keeping warm by enjoying an open fire and a home-cooked meal or cranking up the heater,” he said. “It’s also when we have to be most vigilant, as there are more residential fire risks within the house. Now is the time to check electric blankets and heaters. If there is a chance something is faulty, don’t take the risk.”

Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au AN off-duty policeman has been recommended for a bravery award after dragging a Somerville man from his burning house on the afternoon of Friday 29 June. The detective senior constable, who formerly worked at Mornington police and is now at Dandenong Sexual Offences Unit, was walking his dog in Rex Court about 3.40pm when he saw smoke coming from the roof. Running to the front door he peered inside and heard a faint call for help. The detective (who does not wish to be identified) said he “thought something was not right” when he saw smoke coming from the roof of the house.The detective said he “thought something was not right” when he saw smoke coming from the roof of the house. “At first I thought it might have been coming from a faulty air-conditioner on the roof, but when I ran to the front door and looked inside I could see lots of flames and smoke and heard the crackling,” he said. “Then I heard someone calling for help and realised the urgency and that there was no time to lose. “I kicked in the door and ran inside and saw the silhouette of a man lying on the floor having fallen out of his wheelchair. He was calling out to me, saying ‘Here I am’. “I asked him if there was anyone else inside and he said ‘no’. I thought he may be confused but he said there was no one else and I got him outside and called 000 and notified the neighbour next door. “I felt a sense of relief that it was over and was pleased that I had been able to help. He was a very lucky man that I had been walking by.” It is understood the man had fallen asleep in front of the stove while cooking and been over-

Shed fire damages house Fire rescue: A policeman has been recommended for a bravery award after dragging a man for safety from during a fire at this Somerville house. Picture: Gary Sissons

come by smoke when the kitchen caught fire. Firefighter Geoff Gommers, of Somerville CFA, said the house was “40 per cent involved” when crews rushed to the scene 10 minutes later. Power lines were sparking and the entire front of the house was ablaze. The fire took 45 minutes to bring under control and another two hours to fully extinguish. CFA crews managed to save two boats and a shed, as well as jewellery, mementoes, and two wheelchairs from inside the house. One electric mobility scooter was lost. Firefighter Gommers said he was recommending the detective for a bravery award. This was confirmed by Somerville CFA Captain David O’Brien who said the policeman had “made a really good effort”. “I’ve just completed the paperwork for the award and sent it to district headquarters and they will make the recommendation.” Hastings Senior Sergeant Shane Pola also

commended the policeman’s efforts in saving the man’s life. “He did very well,” he said. “He was in the right place at the right time to help.” A fire investigator had been requested to examine the scene next morning. CFA stations launched a residential fire safety campaign on Wednesday 20 June to raise awareness of fire safety around the home in colder months. Across Victoria, CFA crews attended 467 preventable house fires last winter – up 15 per cent on other seasons. Unattended cooking is the single biggest cause of fire in the home throughout the year, with heating-related fires up over winter. CFA areas recorded 121 chimney fires and 29 fires related to wood-fuelled heating. Preventable fires also started when clothes were left to dry too close to the heat source, in clothes dryers, and from candles. So far this season, CFA fire investigators have attended fires caused by candles left unattended

A FLINDERS house was damaged by fire when an adjoining woodshed caught fire, 8.30pm, Saturday 30 June. Sergeant Jason Hocking, of Hastings police, said the fire could have been started by a bucket of hot ashes from an earlier fire igniting kindling in the shed. Flinders CFA crews put out the blaze which caused “moderate” damage to the side of the house in Wood Street. Sergeant Hocking said homeowners should be especially vigilant in winter as fires often started near wood heaters and open fireplaces.

Car torched A CAR was set alight at the Devilbend Nature Park early Wednesday morning, 4 July. Senior Sergeant Neil Aubert, of Mornington police, said the burning Holden Barina was found in the car park off Graydens Road at 12.45am. Moorooduc CFA crews extinguished the blase. The extent of the fire made identification difficult. Detectives from Mornington Peninsula CIU said the cause of the fire was “suspicious”.

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New rules winning ‘party house’ wars tions were introduced in April. This confirmed his view that the tougher bylaws – the first of their kind in Victoria – were justified. The main feature is a registration system that identifies owners of properties, or their agents, who must respond to complaints by neighbours within two hours. A code of conduct signed by landlords gives the shire control over rowdy drinking sessions, abusive guests, thumping music late into the night, car parking congestion and inadequate rubbish disposal. Other rules include banning guests from using swimming pools, spas, outdoor decking and balconies from 10pm to 8am, and not allowing visitors between those times. The shire may cancel a property’s registration after it receives three or more “substantiated” complaints about tenants’ activities from nearby residents over 12 months, or it receives a substantiated complaint “of such severity that immediate cancellation is warranted”. Further fines can be issued for each day offences continue after a court has found an offence has been committed. Owners’ hip pockets could be hit with up to $3100 in fines for breaches. Cr Payne said the tougher rules should be the responsibility of the state government. “That’s the reason we had to bring them in,” he said. “We were powerless … we’d be getting complaints and not be able to do anything about them.”

Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A SPATE of wild parties in Melbourne suburbs has shone highlighted the shotcomings of short-term “party” house rentals – an issue once rampant on the Mornington Peninsula. In Carnegie last month a $1 million house was overrun and trashed by youths and, on 1 July, in another party gone-wrong, the walls and windows of a $3.5 million Hawthorn East house were smashed. These incidents followed damage estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to so-called party houses in Footscray, North Melbourne, Malvern East, Werribee and Altona. Houses were overrun, windows and doors kicked in and neighbours left fuming. Their sense of impotence was compounded when police, at one house, refused to enter a property being vandalised over safety concerns and leasing anomalies. In the recent disasters, young women reportedly used false names and documents to rent Air BnB properties online and, to allay owners’ concerns, claimed to be part of family groups with young children needing cots. Mornington Peninsula mayor Cr Bryan Payne said shire local laws officers had not received any complaints about party houses this term break – the first school holidays since the Short Stay Rental Accommodation regula-

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Changing schools can be a backward step CHANGING schools can have a detrimental effect on a student’s mental health and academic performance. Exploring the effects of “school transition on student wellbeing” formed the basis of a talk given by Toorak College, Mt Eliza principal, Kristy Kendall, to 750 educators from 22 countries in the United States. Mrs Kendall said it had been an honour to be one of the few Australians invited to speak at the Global Forum on Girls’ Education in Washington DC. “I passionately believe in girls' education and the power of building resilience, self-esteem and self-confidence in the next generation of leaders,” Mrs Kendall said on her return. Her presentation to the forum “explored the social, emotional, cognitive and moral developmental periods of girls and how disruption in the form of school transition can have detrimental effects on a student’s mental health and academic performance”. “We know that changing schools is harder when girls have low self-esteem and when they are in the early stages of establishing their own identity. “Throughout my presentation, I encouraged the audience to put the developmental milestones of their students at the heart of the decisions they make. This includes everything from entry points, transition processes, how and what they teach, and how they build capacity in the minds of young girls.” Since becoming the 16th principal of Toorak College at the beginning of 2016, Mrs Kendall says she has made it her “mission to ensure that at the centre of every consideration, discussion and initiative are the needs of her students”. “Every day I strive to provide my students with the best possible education, to expose them to a

Draft Climate Change Community Engagement Strategy The Shire has prepared a Draft Climate Change Community Engagement Strategy that aims to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change. This is a strategy for the community, designed with community input. We encourage you to view the strategy and have your say on the actions it proposes.

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range of challenges and opportunities and to inspire them to aim high and dream big. We don’t believe in a one-size fits all transition plan and encourage our students and families to join us when it is right for them.” Mrs Kendall will speak at Toorak College’s next open day on Wednesday 8 August. Keith Platt

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Petition delivery: Anti-AGL gas plan activists Eva Eden, Rod Knowles, Dale Stohr and Elizabeth Hutchison deliver more signatures for a petition to be delivered to state parliament by Hastings MP Neale Burgess. Picture: Supplied

Signing up against gas Continued from Page 1 “Small businesses in Hastings, Crib Point, Bittern and towns along the pipeline route can look forward to a community energy offer delivering guaranteed discounts on AGL’s electricity and gas prices, should the project proceed,” AGL spokesman Kelly Parkinson said (“Contracts ‘advance’ AGL’s gas plan” The News 12/6/18). However, opposition to AGL continues to grow with a further 1100 signatures being added to a petition that Mr Burgess will table in state parliament (“Signing up to sink floating gas plant” The News 29/5/18). The latest signatures collected by the “No AGL-FSRU for Crib Point” group brings the total to more than 2500. “Mornington Peninsula residents overwhelmDECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.40mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.05mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.40mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $5.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $12.50mt

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ingly have signed this petition because AGL cannot be trusted to ensure that Western Port’s overall environment - marine life, seagrasses mangroves, air and noise - is not damaged if they moor their floating storage regasification unit to the Crib Point jetty for at least the next 20 years,” Rod Knowles said. “Over the past 15 years AGL has clocked up near on $4 million in fines for environmental breaches including methane pollution, sulphuric acid discharge, and failure to publish emissions data, release of fracking chemicals as well as misleading and deceptive conduct. “With a CV like this no one in their right mind could trust AGL to do the right thing by local residents as well as Western Port itself.”

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne is under fire for allowing Hillview Quarries to bypass Mornington Peninsula Shire and begin investigating the environmental effects of reopening a quarry at Dromana. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne last week said council “is extremely disappointed with this premature decision”. Cr Payne said Hillview should have been required to first seek a planning permit from the shire “to ensure all matters pertinent to the operation of a quarry are considered at the local government level”. Instead, Hillview has been given the go ahead by Mr Wynne to undertake an environmental effects statement (EES) into its reopening proposal as well as “door knocking” neighbouring property owners “Quarry effects to be assessed” The News 26/6/18). Hillview CEO Paul Nitas has estimated the former Pioneer quarry in Boundary Road, which Hillview wants to reopen, could supply one million tonnes of rock for 70 years. The shire is one of the company’s biggest customers (“Moves to reopen quarry” The News 1/5/18). Five years ago Hillview abandoned its plan to use the quarry as a waste tip after it met with strong public opposition. This time around, in letter to surrounding property owners, Mr Nitas has said the minister’s decision means his company would need to “conduct rigorous environmental investigations into potential impacts on flora and fauna, waterways, cultural heritage as well as social and economic

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Senior Constable Julia Starkey with the joey. Wildlife Victoria has named it “Drewy” in honour of its rescuer, Acting Sergeant Stephen Drew.

Joey gets life ROSEBUD police were called to check on a kangaroo that had been hit by a car on Old Cape Schanck Road, Rosebud, Monday morning 2 July. The kangaroo had a broken leg and other injuries and could not be saved. Fortunately, Acting Sergeant Stephen Drew checked the kangaroo further and found a little joey in its pouch. It was taken back to Rosebud police station and cared for until collected by Wildlife Victoria. It is said to be doing “very well”. “It was an unfortunate accident that something good came out of,” Sergeant Drew said. “Drivers should be aware of the dangers of hitting kangaroos which are pretty thick on country roads at dusk and dawn.”

Community Grant rounds are open now! Placemaking Grants close Thursday 16 August It is the people, places and spaces that make the Mornington Peninsula a great place to live. Placemaking aims to support community led initiatives that meet a community need. Flexi Grants close May 2019 Are open all year and provide an opportunity for community groups needing a small amount of funding to start a new project, purchase small equipment, train volunteers or host a small community activity.

Creative Communities close Wednesday 25 July Support not-for-profit groups to deliver projects that develop, explore and express our diverse cultural heritage, creative arts etc., which fosters opportunities for the community to experience and participate in.

A MAN who stole a purse containing credit and bank cards from a car parked overnight in Mt Martha, Tuesday and Wednesday 5 and 6 June, used them to buy five items at shops along Nepean Highway from Dromana to Rosebud. Anyone knowing the man, right, or his whereabouts is asked to call Senior Constable Matt Caddy at the Southern Metro Crime Team 9767 7440, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Rosebud police 5986 0444.

Beware conmen AN elderly Mornington Peninsula resident was tricked into having a tree cut down by travelling conmen – and even driven to the bank to withdraw $2500 to pay them before they started work. Police said residents should beware of the conmen who knock on doors offering services, particularly to elderly residents. The tree-lopping incident was reported by the victim’s son-in-law as the victim suffers from dementia. Police said the conmen knocked on doors of homes and small businesses offering to do jobs, such as driveway resurfacing, painting, roof repairs and

carpet cleaning on the cheap. Police urge residents not to answer the door to travelling conmen, or to ask them to leave straight away. If they refuse, they are breaking the law. Residents should record as much information as possible, such as their name and vehicle registration. Travelling conmen incidents can be reported to the national hotline 1300 133 408 or to local police.

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Street scene: Mornington Peninsula Shire’s project delivery manager Derek Rotter, Western Port Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Karen Mann, project manager Darren Simnett, MP Daniel Mulino, urban designer James Bryan, the mayor Cr Bryan Payne and Cr Kate Roper at the sod turning of the Hastings streetscape renewal project. Picture: Supplied

WHILE members of the Safety Beach-Dromana Men’s Shed were devastated by the theft of tools from their Pier Street premises last week, the generosity of well-wishers has lifted their spirits. Member John Whalley said within hours of news of the robbery becoming known Zac Poulier, proprietor of Stillwater at Crittendens, Dromana, had called to offer to cover the excess payable by the shed to its insurance company over the burglary claim (“$12,000 theft a blow to men’s shed”, The News, 3/7/18). “The following day Zac visited the shed and presented us with a bank cheque for $1000,” Mr Whalley said. “Needless to say, we were blown away by such spontaneous generosity. We had considered a levy on members to meet the cost of our insurance

NEARLY $4 million is being on making Hastings commercial centre “a more vibrant, attractive and usable space for pedestrians and traders”. The project include streetscape works along High Street between Queen Street and Marine Parade, five laneway upgrades, as well replacing a toilet and constructing a car park in King Street. The state government is providing $1.9 million through its growing sub-

GRAEME Morris and other members of the Safety Beach-Dromana Men’s Shed after thieves stole their tools valued at $12,000. Picture: Yanni

$4m to ‘revitalise’ Hastings urbs fund and $1.9 million is coming from Mornington Peninsula Shire. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the project was the most significant infrastructure investment in Hastings over the past 10 years. “This is a major revitalisation of the commercial centre,” he said. “It will boost business and modernise the centre, attracting more people to spend time in the township”. Cr Kate Roper said the council had

listened to community feedback on parking and would not be changing to parallel parking in High Street. “The project also provides an exciting opportunity to tell the rich history of fishing, industry, farming and indigenous culture in Hastings throughout the laneways,” she said. Work will be done in stages and is expected to be completed in December.

excess, which would have been an unwelcome option to some members. Thankfully that will not now be necessary.” Mr Whalley said several other organisations had “rallied to our aid with donations of new and pre-loved tools”. These included Bunnings Rosebud which donated a $300 drop saw and $200 drill which have allowed members to start reequipping their shed. Meanwhile, members of Dromana Football and Netball Club have chipped in to help, too. Shed vicepresident Graeme Morris said a whip around among players and officials after training on Thursday night raised $300 for tools and equipment. “It was a wonderful effort,” Mr Morris said. “It’s all about community.” Stephen Taylor

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Signs come and go to control dogs at threatened beach Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au LEASH-FREE signs were placed last month on the beach at Mt Martha Beach North. The signs on steel poles were about 50 metres north from the bottom of the beach access stairs, where identical signs were installed a couple of years ago. Those signs no longer exist at the stairs, but the movement of signs at the small beach has caused confusion over its status for dogs. Mornington Peninsula Shire rangers visited the 80 metre long strip of sand 41 times over summer. The shire has never directly responded to questions about the installation and removal of the leash-free signs from the access stairs, instead supplying diagrams of the adjoining leash-free Hawker Beach and “Mt Martha North dog signage”, which shows signs in the car park at what is more commonly recognised as Mt Martha Beach South. A sign at the Mt Martha Beach North stairs now says “Dogs must be on leash at all times”. Another sign at the entrance to the track leading down to the stairs says they are not allowed on the beach from 9am to 7pm during daylight saving but are allowed there, on a leash, at other times. Asked by The News to nominate a comparable beach where shire rangers

had paid so much attention over summer, environment protection manager John Rankine said: “Beach patrols are conducted through the summer months and include patrols of all shire managed beaches several times per week.” During summer the rangers at one stage erected a “Dogs prohibited” sign within metres of the sign outlining restrictions during daylight saving. One councillor (who “tries not to get involved in dog issues”) told The News: “I get residents complaining that they can’t get a ranger to respond”. The News sent the shire a photograph showing the Dog off-leash” sign at the bottom of the access stairs, but Mr Rankine has yet to respond to whether it was placed there in error. If it was a mistake, the error was repeated several times over several years, with the signs being replaced each time that the stairs were rebuilt. Mr Rankine said councillors are not “routinely advised” on where dog signs are placed, although they were the ones who “decide on the leash free status and this requires a report and formal resolution of council, identifying the specific areas that are to be designated leash free”. Leash-free areas must be advertised by council in the Government Gazette. The stairs along with many boat sheds at Mt Martha Beach North have been repeatedly wrecked by storms. At one stage the then Department

of Sustainability and Environment moved to stop the boat sheds being rebuilt as the beach was seen to be “dynamic” and unstable. However, the then Labor government was forced to back track and allow the shire to issue building permits. Since then the beach has continued to change with the seasons and beach box owners are now lobbying for a rock wall to be built in the sea in a bid to stop sand loss. Coincidentally, a report released last week by the Victorian Coastal Council uses a picture of beach boxes at Mt Martha Beach North to illustrate its message that there are more problems to come. The report - Victoria’s Coast and Marine Environments under Projected Climate Change - warns of a greater tidal range within Port Phillip and its detrimental effect on infrastructure. The Department of Water Environment Land and Planning plans to use large boulders to stem erosion of the cliffs behind the beach boxes at Mt Martha Beach North, although the most persuasive argument to spend taxpayers’ money this way is based on the danger of The Esplanade collapsing. Cracks in the bitumen are clearly visible (and regularly patched) from just north of the bridge over Balcombe Creek to near Helena Street.

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Misguided ‘championing’ of stray and feral cats Frankly, l believe that the vast majority of our concerned community understand that we have a cat problem caused by neglect, overpopulation and the predator instinct that is decimating native bird and small mammal populations. The minority is showing a disregard for the real problems of animal welfare by championing the rights of stray and feral cats to kill and be returned to kill again. This misguided energy would be better used in helping lift the dismal microchipping rate of only 10 per cent for cats compared to 90 per cent for dogs even though it is compulsory for both. Show that you really care for cats by having them neutered and chipped and the cared for cats will be returned to their concerned owners from the animal shelter. Keeping cats from illegally roaming will of course also help solve the problem. David Gill, councillor Red Hill Ward, Mornington Peninsula Shire

Sensible approach All praise to the Mornington Peninsula Shire for its decision (this time) to re-advertise the CEO’s position as, of course, it should. It doesn’t matter how good the president of the Nepean Ratepayers Association thinks Carl Cowie is in the job. It is very bad policy to rubber stamp anyone in the same position time after time, whether it is Mr Cowie or anyone else. Perhaps Colin Watson has a bias in the opposite direction (“Reappoint CEO” Letters 26/6/18)? What I would like to know is, what does the CEO precisely do to justify earning $400,000 a year? Does he actually work eight hours a day five days a week? I doubt it, but even if he did, no one is worth that amount of money. How did such an excessive payment come to be the norm, for the CEO, together with multiple perks for councillors? Wasn’t being a councillor once a prestige position for the privilege of serving the community? Bring back common sense. Gwen Thomas, Somerville.

Not light work Recently, I needed an electrician. It was impossible to put a globe into the ancient batten above my stove. I rang a few numbers which I found on the internet. “We don’t service that area anymore.” I was getting stressed. When I found a well organised operation which promised same day service. I simply said “yes”. I was delighted. However, I paid for it: $290 for two light battens to be screwed into my kitchen ceiling. I was stunned. I was also given an unsolicited quote for a new power board - it was more than $3000. Be warned. Prompt service can be very expensive. As an age pensioner (that was three days income) I’d be interested to know if there’s an ombudsman for old people who suspect they’ve been ripped off.

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Australia ever saw. The constant undermining of his leader Malcolm Turnbull isn’t enough. Now he’s even disagreeing with himself on his signature on the Paris climate agreement. An agreement under which Australia managed to again ride on the back of the rest of the world on emission control. In the religious fervour of a belief in the upcoming rupture, Mr Abbott would like to condemn the rest of us who may not be quite as mad, to a slow death through irreversible climate change. He needs to go [out of politics], the sooner the better for us all. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring beach

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THE footpath in Point Nepean Road, Rye which was damaged when a vehicle left the road.

Unfair path scheme I attended the 26 June meeting of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to hear debate on a resolution sponsored by the mayor Cr Bryan Payne to discontinue the Coppin Road, Sorrento footpath special charge scheme. This scheme was adopted by council in December 2015 despite 87 per cent of residents being opposed. The footpath will sit on the edge of the road gutter for much of its length. Pedestrians, including school students, will walk within centimetres of motor vehicles, including buses. Cyclist have to be given a one metre gap by motorists, but this won’t be the case with users of this footpath. A vehicle recently damaged a section of newly-constructed footpath on the edge of Point Nepean Road between Rye and Blairgowrie. This is crazy planning, given the footpath could be built well back from the road. A shire engineer’s report gives the Coppin Road footpath a high ranking for construction given its location and high usage by the community. This ranking would normally ensure it is paid for from the capital works budget. Residents, including pensioners, would not then be hit with a charge of up to $4000. Cr Payne supports the ranking and capital works funding option. Cr Hugh Fraser says residents should pay for what I and most residents see as an unsafe footpath design. At the meeting Cr Fraser prevailed with a five to four vote. The mover of the motion to scrap the scheme, Cr David Gill, eventually voted against his own motion. Residents have a legal opinion that the scheme is illegal given the changes made by shire staff to the one endorsed by council. Residents are grateful to Cr Payne for his support. In a world where common sense prevailed, this scheme would be abandoned until all residents’ concerns have been adequately addressed. Geoff Allen, Sorrento

Undermining Abbott [Former prime minister] Tony Abbott is at it again. Sadly, one cannot even say he’s consistent. He must be the sorest looser in politics

What a great letter from Ann Renkin (“Answer to refugees” 26/6/18). I would like readers to come to the rally at 2pm on 21 July outside the State Library Victoria in Swanston Street, Melbourne in protest against the incarceration of the 137 children on Nauru. How can our politicians who have children or grandchildren growing up here condemn these to a life of isolation? It is monstrous - something akin to the way the Gestapo operated during the World War II. Do Australians want to be remembered in this way in the future - a country that isolated refugees on islands and left them without hope or a future? Bring them here. As Ann Renkin said “the sky will not fall in”. We are big enough to manage it. Patricia Rayner, Somers

Swastika ignorance Mindless graffitists who daubed a swastika on a tree at Bittern have not created the offence intended (“Swastikas ‘repugnant’, says civil rights group” The News 3/7/18). Nazis rotated the ancient symbol 45 degrees, whereas the Buddhist and Hindu swastika was depicted as painted, representing the north pole, the centre and the axle of the world. It represents auspiciousness and well being. So hold the outrage, but certainly clean it off for the well being of the tree. Fran Henke, Hastings

Need ‘proactive’ Hunt Great to see that all our representatives are fighting to save our precious green wedge (“Parties urged to reveal policies” The News 26/6/18). Perhaps that means there will be no more subdivisions of rural land like that approved by the Mornington Peninsula Shire right in the middle of the length of Coolart Road, in Wonderland Avenue, where the turnover price for recently constructed houses is apparently around $2.5 million. Quite correctly, [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt, a former environment minister, says we need “a proactive approach is needed to manage these pressures appropriately” (“Green wedge ‘vital’ for the future - Hunt” The News 26/6/18). Being proactive would mean being careful in the approval of activities surrounding the green wedge so that they don’t compromise it. The AGL plan to import gas through Crib Point is an example of one of the challenges to the green wedge, given it represents a substantial environmental threat to Western Port, compromises tourist infrastructure like the proposed

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Stony Point to Cowes ferry and will run a pipeline through Warringine Park and the farmland of Melbourne’s food bowl to the north, which is in the Western Port green wedge. Mr Hunt telling us that he doesn’t support that would be a good start to being proactive, especially given the Australian Energy Market Operator’s June 2018 Gas Statement of Opportunities for Eastern and South Eastern Australia highlights that: “No supply gaps are forecast before 2030 under expected market conditions. The risk of shortfalls previously projected for 2019 has been reduced due to changes in the energy markets”. Clearly, we don’t need it and the threats it brings. Don Juniper, Bittern

Disaster in the making North bound traffic is a disaster waiting to happen at the Young Street, Frankston shopping precinct. I have seen many near misses. It is much too narrow without any adequate speed signage and it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident. Frankston Council and VicRoads will be held accountable. Young Street may conform to current regulation standards, but it is still extremely dangerous. Where negligence is proven, those to blame can do gaol time. Make Frankston safe again. Vic Langsam, Frankston

Cruelty here at home The Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China has just finished for another year. Thousands of dogs were barbarically slaughtered and their flesh sold as food. For us, the thought of killing, cooking, dismembering, and eating our animal companions is enough to make most of us lose our lunch. But there’s no rational reason why the thought of eating any other animal shouldn’t elicit the same revulsion – especially when animals raised and slaughtered in Australia often face horrors akin to those endured by the dogs in Yulin. Dogs killed and eaten in Yulin are crammed into small cages and put on trucks, which may then travel for hundreds of kilometres to Yulin, often deprived of food, water, and rest. The same happens to millions of sheep, lambs, cows, and other animals within Australia. The live export trade transports animals to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, thousands of kilometres, only to meet their violent end via a slaughterer’s blade. We’re offended by reports of dogs at Yulin being boiled alive. But right here in Australia, countless chickens and turkeys meet a similar fate every single day: at the abattoir, many of these intelligent birds manage to keep their heads out of the electrified water baths meant to stun them, leaving them fully conscious as their throats are slit, and many are still alive as they’re immersed in scalding-hot water to remove their feathers. No animal wants to suffer and die for our palate. Yes, let’s be outraged by the cruelty that takes place during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, but let’s extend our compassion to all animals – not just dogs – by leaving them off our plates. Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia

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u Two bedrooms with BIR u Dining area with bay window u Separate study u Kitchen with bench space u Open plan living u Entertaining area with deck

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LUXURY AND TRANQUILLITY TO SUIT EVERY NEED LOCATED in the sought-after Kinfauns Estate, beautifully nestled on a 5260 square metre block, this property will provide absolute pleasure and pure tranquillity. The outlook across the grounds to the Warringine Reserve is breathtaking with large picture windows throughout the home acting as living canvasses to bring in the natural views and light to every room. High ceilings elegantly decorated with ornate cornices provide each living space with a certain high-end ambience and to the fantastic blackwood timber kitchen is a large granite topped island bench and a range of quality appliances including a dishwasher, 6-burner stove top and a 900-millimetre oven. The kitchen is incorporated into a vast open-plan family zone that opens out to the undercover alfresco area. From the welcoming entry is a glamorous formal lounge set into the curve of a huge bay window, and three children’s bedrooms are neatly aligned opposite a versatile rumpus room and next to the main bathroom. The well-appointed master bedroom features a large walk-in robe plus an ensuite with corner spa. The outdoor entertaining areas do not disappoint, with the entire space completely undercover so you can enjoy throughout the year the fenced five-person spa, and the equally secure solar-heated swimming pool which is handsomely set on a raised timber deck. The grounds are ably served by an 83,000-litre water tank with an additional underground tank connected to nine garden taps. All main garden beds are irrigated, as well as the green house. Measuring an impressive 558 square metres, under the roof line of the home is an incredible six car garage complex with oversized panel doors and a workshop with cupboard and bench-space. The roof mezzanine is also well utilised and has been finished with floorboards and comes complete with lighting and power for additional storage use. This accomplished home has all the finishing touches to fulfil a luxurious lifestyle.n

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ADDRESS: 4 Warrenda Place BITTERN FOR SALE $1,600,000 - $1,750,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 6 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836, Ben Tallon Real Estate, 1/34 High Street, Hastings, 5979 8003 mpnews.com.au

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HASTINGS

$720,000 - $740,000

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$570,000 - $610,000

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IDEAL FAMILY HOME. FOUR BEDROOMS PLUS STUDY! • 4 bedrooms; master suite with walk thru robe and ensuite • Separate and spacious living and dining areas • Ducted heating/reverse cycle cooling • Premium kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Huge outdoor under cover entertaining area • Spacious backyard with plenty of room for play

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

ROOM TO MOVE / 5 BEDROOMS • 5 bedrooms; master with en suite and walk in robe • Open plan family room and meals area • Kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher • Gas ducted heating, Coonara and evaporative cooling • Large outdoor undercover area • Ultimate shed with power and concrete floor.

4 LOCH STREET

29 ELISA PLACE

INSPECT SATURDAY 11:00-11:30AM

INSPECT SATURDAY 1:30-2:00PM

HASTINGS

$450,000 - $495,000

HASTINGS

$745,000 - $765,000

HASTINGS

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

$685,000 - $705,000

RENOVATED FAMILY HOME! • Refreshed and renovated three bedroom home • Kitchen with plenty of bench & cupboard space • Light and bright living area • Gas ducted heating and refrigerated ducted cooling • Huge outdoor entertaining area • 4-6 car lock up garage

WOW – WHAT A HOME! • Open plan kitchen, dining and family room • Extra rumpus room • Outdoor undercover entertainment area • Double garage and single garage • Ducted heating and evaporative cooling • Kitchen with s/steel appliances inc. dishwasher

LARGE FAMILY HOME • A great floor plan with 3 separate living zones • Three bedrooms with BIR’s – master with ensuite • Kitchen with dishwasher • Evaporative cooling and ducted heating • Double garage • Two entertainment areas including a Bali hut

3 ONSLOW COURT

5 JILLIAN PLACE

16 DYLAN DRIVE

INSPECT SATURDAY 12:00-12:30PM

INSPECT SATURDAY 11:30AM - 12:00PM

INSPECT SATURDAY 10:30-11:00AM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

R DE UN DEVELOPMENT SITE Block size of 1227 square metres with plans and permits for 3 houses, each with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & double garage. Located close to Bittern Fields shops, train and bus station and primary school. Contact office for further details.

GOOD SIZE VILLA - QUIET LOCATION • Three bedrooms; master with WIR & FES • Open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Impressive undercover outdoor entertaining area • Double garage with internal access to the home • Air conditionng and ducted heating • First home buyers and investors must inspect!

$450,000 - $495,000

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RENOVATED HOME ON NEARLY A QUARTER ACRE • 3 bedrooms with built in robes • Refreshed facade and freshly painted throughout • Polished hardwood floorboards • Updated kitchen with plenty of bench space • 949sqm block with large garage and workshop • Entire property has new fencing

2448 FRANKSTON FLINDERS ROAD

2/37 LORIMER STREET

12 QUADRANT COURT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT SATURDAY 1:00-1:30PM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

1/109 High St, Hastings, VIC 3915 03 5979 4412 | enquiries@baywestrealestate.com.au baywestrealestate.com.au

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Shop 1/34 High Street, Hastings

5979 8003

www.btre.com.au TYABB - 6 PLYMOUTH STREET

BTRE YOU’LL SOON BE HOME

$495,000 - $540,000

BITTERN - 4 WARRENDA PLACE

$1,600,000 - $1,750,000

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Inspect Saturday 10:00-10:30am

HEART OF HASTINGS

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Located in the heart of town within a hop skip and jump to everything Hastings has to offer, this 3 bedroom home will suit a variety of buyers. An open floor plan offers a spacious lounge, dining, kitchen with stainless- steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space. A neat and private patio adjoins the kitchen. Other features of this well positioned home include gas heating and split system air-conditioning, built in robes to all 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom with shower and toilet, plus an extra separate toilet. Outside a versatile bungalow can be utilized as a games or guest room, studyor teenage retreat. The large carport provides ample off street parking for cars, boats, caravan or trailer. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

BITTERN - 72 MYERS ROAD

$460,000 - $500,000

PERFECT PACKAGE IN CENTRAL BITTERN

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Centrally located in the heart of Bittern, this neat 2 to 3 bedroom home has a fresh décor and oodles of storage features. An open plan living area includes kitchen with gas cook top, electric oven and generous pantry, there is a cosy lounge and dining area that opens to a huge outdoor entertaining area that can be utilised all year round. Other features include gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, alarm system and an oversized single lock up garage with remote roller door. Set on a neat 424m2 block with plenty of shedding and rear side entrance for trailer, this property is within walking distance to primary school, shops and transport. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

TYABB - 1 GERALD STREET

$620,000 - $680,000

LUXURY, TRANQUILLITY & EVERY BOX TICKED

CRIB POINT - 20 PARK ROAD

Inspect Saturday 1:00-1:30pm

SOPHISTICATED STYLE

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Located in the prestigious Kinfauns Estate on approximately 1.3 acres, you will experience absolute pleasure and pure tranquillity with what this property offers. Positioned across from Warringine Reserve, you will not surpass the outlook… exceptional gardens with a backdrop of protected parklands. Large windows throughout the home give rise to plenty of natural light and garden views delight every room. Ornate cornices, ceiling roses, 9ft ceilings and chandeliers provide an extra layer of charm. Any chef or cook will relish in the well appointed Blackwood kitchen. Features include granite bench tops, pantry, appliance cupboard, dishwasher, 6-burner stove top, 900mm oven, plenty of bench space and large island bench with breakfast bar. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

$430,000 - $470,000

Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm

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Immaculate fully renovated 3-4 bedroom home with absolutely nothing to do, move in, relax and enjoy. Boasting fresh natural tones, radiant timber floorboards, new carpets and the comforts of GDH and evaporative cooling. The light, airy open floor plan offers spaciousness yet comfortable homely living areas…An inviting front lounge overlooks a relaxed and private outdoor entertainment area which is well lit and well sheltered. Adjoining the breakfast deck, family and meals area is the central kitchen, well appointed with Caesar stone bench tops.

Your peaceful lifestyle is assured in this quaint 3 bedroom home set right in the heart of Crib Point. Fresh neutral tones inside complement floating timber floors to an open floor plan featuring a generous lounge with reverse cycle heating and cooling, kitchen with gas cooking and three huge bedrooms all with built in robes. Other features include timber blinds, ceiling fans and external sun blinds. Set on a 531m2 block, outside is an easy care garden with plenty of room for children and pets, a single carport, garden shed, secure fencing and excellent access to the rear of the property. With a current tenancy in place, this property will suit both first home owners and investors.

Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

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FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

Hastings 2 Stalwart Avenue Family Home Rock solid family home sure to impress with open plan living zones and a great size yard. Three bedrooms share a main bathroom, there are polished floorboards throughout and a newly updated kitchen. Outside

is an alfresco undercover outdoor entertaining, great size front and back yards for the whole family and full side access for a caravan/or trailer plus a garden shed. Off street parking.

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Hastings 9/115 High Street

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Near-New Apartment

For Lease $310 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

Near new two bedroom apartment, right in the heart of High Street, close to all shops, medical clinics and supermarkets. Situated on the upper level, there is open plan living combined with

the kitchen which has an electric stove top, oven and a dishwasher. Main bathroom with european laundry, split system air-con and a single car park and storage room provided. Sorry no pets.

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For Lease $325 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

FOR LEASE

Bittern 8 Bayview Country Lane Dream lifestyle! Spacious brick home on about 2 acres with all the bells and whistles for a wonderful family lifestyle. Four bedrooms, a huge entertaining area with 6-person spa, kitchen and tennis court. Master bedroom

with WIR & FES with spa, kitchen with pantry, 900mm s/steel gas cooker, three living zones plus study, formal lounge and dining rooms plus rumpus. Also featuring GDH, refrigerated cooling & ducted vacuum.

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For Lease $780 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

Hastings 7/116 Marine Parade

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Beachside Townhouse Overlooking The Bay Striking, near-new 2 storey residence finished with flair & high quality fittings. Comprising 3 bedrooms (master with FES/WIR), kitchen with s/s appliances, Caesar stone bench tops, ducted

heating upstairs & down & cooling upstairs, double auto garage, a large fenced off rear yard & bay glimpses from the balcony.

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For Lease $420 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

When It comes to managing your property, we have an unwavering commitment to place the best tenants into your number one asset. For outstanding service, knowledge and a property management experience that exceeds your expectations, talk to us. Contact Jason, Liane, Kristy or Mellissa on 5970 7333 for all your property management needs, to them it’s not just a job it’s a passion. hastings.harcourts.com.au mpnews.com.au

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NEW LISTING

Bittern 22 Flinders Street

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Storybook Stunner

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This idyllic 3-bedroom cedar board storybook home offers something for everyone with a well-appointed kitchen, great outdoor entertaining area and substantial shedding all on this Âź acre block. The light filled home offers unique features such as cathedral ceilings with exposed timber beams, timber panelling throughout with french and stained glass windows to bring in an abundance of natural light. The open plan kitchen and dining offer gas oven and cooktop and dishwasher transitioning seamlessly to the substantial outdoor entertaining with cafĂŠ style blinds and spa. Outside offers generous amounts parking and storage with a double carport adjoining a double shed with side access also allowing ideal boat, caravan or trailer storage. Additional features include bathroom with clawfoot bath, separate shower and toilet, split system heating and cooling, gas log heating, ceiling fans, spacious laundry with adjoining toilet and over 10,000 litres of water tanks with immaculately maintained gardens!

Price $570,000 - $627,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Stephen Harvey M 0410 378 792 P 03 5970 7333 stephen.harvey@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

NEW LISTING

Hastings 24/3 Elisa Place

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This home offers plenty of living space in a highly functional and stylish package and would be perfect for those seeking an enviable lifestyle on a low maintenance block or the ideal investment property. Located in a sought after part of Hastings, within close proximity to schools, shops, public transport and parks, this property is sure to impress. Some of the features on offer in this home inlcude: * Large master bedroom * Spacious living zone * Central kitchen featuring ample cupboard and bench space * Low maintenance backyard area * Ducted heating * Single garage. This home is the complete package that you have been waiting for, with a secure lease in place until February 2019 and a fantastic tenant, it presents an ideal purchase!

Price $360,000 - $395,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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NEW LISTING

Hastings 7/59 Elizabeth Street

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This well cared for unit is located in the heart of Hastings, just a short stroll to the local shops and all that Hastings has to offer. Spacious and neat, tucked away in the corner of a well maintained quiet complex. This two bedroom brick veneer unit has much to offer with a formal lounge with gas heating, large kitchen with meals area, built in pantry, AC in Master bedroom, bathroom with separate toilet, good sized laundry, single lock up garage and off street parking. The Kitchen and Dining area has access to the private and neat courtyard with added shade sail and veggie patch. Ideal for the astute investor offering great returns and currently leased until January 2019 with a long-term tenant who is happy to stay on.

Price $345,000 - $375,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Grant Kersley M 0418 516 536 P 03 5970 7333 grant.kersley@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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5979 2489 64 High Street, Hastings www.robertsandgreen.com.au

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BITTERN 12 Blackburn Street

HASTINGS 6/10-12 Spring Street

A TRANQUIL LIFESTYLE AWAITS- This impressive storybook home is surrounded by enchanting English-style cottage gardens on an approx. 1-acre allotment. Truly “one of a kind� with a touch of Hampton style, the home is perfectly located on a corner block in a quiet country lane in Bittern.

AFFORDABILITY AT ITS BEST! - Ideal for first home buyers, investors and retirees, this two bedroom unit is situated in a prime location. Convenience is high on the list of attributes, everything you might need is within an easy walking distance. Local shops, public transport, schools and the Foreshore Reserve just to name a few.

4 bedroom home; master bedroom is situated on the ground floor, with an ensuite. Appealing country kitchen featuring modern appliances and a walk-in pantry. n Open plan living extends to formal dining and large family/lounge area. n Park-like gardens and a cubby house for the kids to explore. n Large 3-bay garage provides ample parking and storage. n Dual entry driveway allowing easy access for vehicles, boats and tailers.

Two bedrooms with built-in-robes & ceiling fans. Boutique kitchen featuring an oven and gas cooktop. n Lounge room with split-system heating & cooling and ceiling fan. n Single car garage. n Low maintenance courtyard. n Complex of only 6 units.

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For Sale: $299,000 - $320,000 Inspect: By Appointment

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“The difference between a good price and a great price is a great estate agent”

TYABB 24a & 26 Thornells Road $380,000 - $415,000 Open To View By Appointment n n

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Vacant Land – 5 acres 2 separate titles for sale (to be sold together) 24A Thornells Road, Tyabb 26 Thornells Road, Tyabb Zoning- Special Use Zone 1 Perfect for farming use, equestrian land banking and similar uses where a permit is not required. All other uses (STCA) Dominic Tallon| 0408 528 857

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BITTERN 19 Ostend Street $1,150,000 - $1,260,000 Open To View By Appointment n n n n

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South Australian Limestone 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Master bedroom with WIR & FES including a Spa bath Tasmanian Ash timber kitchen with butler pantry and ample bench space Evaporative cooling, ducted heating and split-system air conditioning.

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TYABB 36 Denham Road $2,500,000 Open To View By Appointment

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BATH

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CAR

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Western Port Coolstores for sale for the first time, appros. 5 acres of land Coolstore building measures approx 6000m2 n Currently leased for $11,000 pcm+GST+ Ogs n Five bedroom home on the property has 2 bathrooms and an in ground pool. n n

Nigel Evans| 0439 540 055

Dominic Tallon| 0408 528 857

Why list with one, when you can list with all Office: 35 High Street, Hastings

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Great estate agents

“The difference between a good price and a great price is a great estate agent”

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ST ANDREWS BEACH 6 Nero Avenue

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AUCTION: Saturday 14th July at 2:00pm The Art Of Coastal Living ● Organic and inspired new family masterpiece with pool and spa ● Zoned living each linking to BBQ kitchen, garden lounge and pool ● Bespoke and luxurious detail, glamourous Carrara marble kitchen, plus study area ● Four bedrooms (two master suites with stone ensuites), sublime main bathroom ● Five-minute walk to ocean beaches, close to restaurants, golf courses, wineries & shopping villages

Mornington Peninsula

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Jake Egan| 0491 129 137 Rachel Crook | 0419 300 515

Why list with one, when you can list with all Office: Mornington, 311 Main Street| 5971 0300

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Somerville 28 Lower Somerville Road

But wait there’s more.

For sale. 2 homes on the one block- separately metered and with their own frontages. • just over 2.5 acres • massive shedding plus dam • 4 paddocks with water • stunning outdoor entertaining Way too many features to list! See for yourself.

F7 G4 H9 5977 8877

3/1065 Frankston Flinders Road, Somerville obrienrealestate.com.au Inspect Sat 2:00-2.30pm Chrissy Kouvaras 0418 570 521 Shelly Brown 0431 188 166

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Mornington 1/19 Bedford Place Bay View, Anyone??

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Double storey, stand alone residence nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac Boasting expansive bay view from the wrap around upstairs balcony accessible from all 3 bedrooms Gas heating & cooking, paved undercover entertaining area and upstairs & downstairs wc Set on a manageable block of approx 371m2 Would suit downsizers, first homebuyers, renovators or investors

Simon Farrar 0412 734 130

For Sale $570,000-$610,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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Mount Martha 42 Veda Avenue Family Friendly Design

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Space for the growing family with 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR Kitchen with island bench overlooking the dining and family rooms Perfect for entertaining with covered alfresco and private backyard Dble remote garage with rear roller door PLUS large shed suitable for storage or workshop for a “tradie” Set on a 750m2 approx block close to schools, parks & Benton Square shopping precinct

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

For Sale $770,000-$830,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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Safety Beach Berth Lot 102 Martha Cove Waterway 12m Freehold Marina Berth at Marina Prestigious Berth North at Prestigious Point North Point • • • • •

12m freehold berth in prime North Point location Ideally positioned to access beautiful Port Phillip Bay Most affordable berth in all of Stage 1 Power, water, secure boardwalk access + 24 hr security all included with the yearly owner’s corp fee Berth currently unoccupied

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

For Sale $245,000 Pr Si ic gn e if re ic D an U ct t iO n

inspect By appointment

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Balnarring 83 Warrawee Road Beautiful Balnarring - Opposite Green Wedge Zone

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True family home set on 900m2 allotment 3 generous living areas with choice of heating & cooling options Main bedroom with ensuite and WIR Other 2 bedrooms with built-in robes Excellent shedding, car/boat/caravan accommodation

John Hanna 0408 374 334

For Sale $795,000-$845,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

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NEW LISTING 83 MILNE STREET, CRIB POINT

POTENTIAL 5 LOT SUBDIVISION (S.T.C.A.)

A 3295 sqm block with all services available located in a quiet area , ideally set within the General Residential Zone this property boasts plenty of potential with options. Current 2BR bedroom weatherboard home is in need of some TLC and also included with the sale is a fully self-contained relocatable one bedroom bungalow. -

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Renovate the existing home and enjoy the peaceful lifestyle available AND still subdivide some of the land to pocket the profits and fund the renovation.

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Demolish the existing house and design & build that dream home you’ve always wanted.

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 27th July @ 5:00pm Inspect: By Appointment

CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Richard Whitehead 0412 328 718 century21.com.au 5979 3555

DOUBLE UP ON BEACH STREET RETAIL A FANTASTIC retail opportunity for an owner occupier, investor or developer at 53 and 53A Beach Street, Frankston is being offered to the market by auction on Friday, August 3. The two shops are on two titles and will be sold together. Set on a prime corner allotment measuring about 271 square metres of land, the total building size of the two tenancies is 204 square metres. 53 Beach Street is being sold with vacant possession, whilst 53a Beach Street is currently leased to a laundrette on a nett return of $15,817 per annum. With potential annual rental return from both shops of around $50,000, this would make a great investment, or alternatively, an owner occupier can use the vacant shop, and receive rent from the other. n

PROPERTY ESSENTIALS

53 & 53A Beach Street, FRANKSTON AUCTION: Friday, August 3 at 11:00am AGENT: Linda Ellis - 0400 480 397, Nichols Crowder, 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535

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For Sale

Auction

1168-1184 Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza

9 Kookaburra Street, Frankston

By Expressions of Interest closing Wednesday 1st August at 2pm

Thursday 2nd August 2018 at 12.30pm on site

Invest in Greener Pastures

Prime Corner Position

Land area 7.96 Hectares (19.7 Acres) approx Zoned Rural Green Wedge ‘3’ Prime corner position opposite Bata Shoes and in close proximity to Bunnings Nearby private schools and opposite established residential Suit prestigious home site, horse stud, winery, restaurant, school etc (STCA)

Opposite the Kookaburra Homemaker Centre No GST payable on sale 2 on-site car parking spaces Building area of 230sq.m approx Popular size for owner occupiers & investors, offered with vacant possession

5925 6005 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 Geoffrey Crowder 0418 531 611 4/230 Main Street, Mornington

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Josh Monks 0409 335 179 Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

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WHOLESALE BAKERY THIS iconic business has been operating for 35 years and specialises in tasty biscuits and cakes using a unique blend of old-fashioned homemade recipes. Their reputation for quality products is without par and the business has developed a very loyal retail and consumer following. If required full training is provided to ensure a smooth transition and there is the option of purcasing the company motor vehicle.n

For Sale

By Tender closing Wednesday 1st August at 3pm 43C Foot Street, Frankston

Fantastic Foot Street

Wholesale cakes and biscuits, CRIB POINT FOR SALE: $90,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Kevin Wright Real Estate, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

MAIN STREET SPACE THIS well-recognised shop front has a great position in Main Street and offers about 143 square metres of retail space. The premises has split system heating and cooling, and there are kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is a great opportunity to make your move into Mornington as the landlord is to carry out a major shop refurbishment including new shop front.n

Securely leased to Pharmacy Rental income $35,000pa net 5 year lease from August 2017 Shop area 150m2 approx / Land area 188m2 approx A perfect commercial investment

137 Main Street, Mornington FOR LEASE: Contact Agent AGENT: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184, Abode Real Estate, 1/2 Watson Road, Mount Martha, 5974 1100

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

Auction

Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

Thursday 9th August at 11am

Auction

Shop 23 Lakeview Shopping Centre Gladesville Blvd, Patterson Lakes

53 & 53A Beach Street, Frankston

Friday 3rd August at 11am

A Beautiful Investment

Double Investment on Beach

Excellent Tenant T/As ‘The Beauty Studio Company’ Returning $27,740 pa net Tenant pays all usual commercial outgoings Shop area 52m2 approx A very attractive addition to your portfolio

2 shops on 2 Titles to be sold together 53 Beach Street was formerly a café, now vacant 53A Beach Street is securely tenanted Total building area 200m2 approx Prominent corner of Petrie Street

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Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

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Estuary threatened by unmade roads Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au

Feeding time: While low tide and exposed silt provide a food source for many birds in the Balcombe Estuary, the silt build-up is also causing concern to environmentalists. Picture: Gary Sissons

RESIDENTS will be asked to consider the environmental effects on Balcombe Creek of their continuing opposition to having their roads sealed. Unmade roads are being blamed for the gradual silting of the creek’s estuary and Mornington Peninsula Shire has set aside $150,000 to help “save” the estuary. “The rate of sediment flowing into the estuary is the greatest threat facing the waterway. Without solving this, the estuary will be completely silted up within our grandchildren’s lifetime,” BERG MM president Graham Hubbard said. “For years we have been having talks and meetings with the shire and Melbourne Water about the sediment problem which is basically caused by unmade roads. It’s one thing to recognise a problem – it’s another to do something about it. “Mornington Peninsula Shire recognises the threat and should be congratulated for committing a slice of the budget to solving this significant environmental problem that’s not going to go away. It will only get more expensive if not tackled now.” In a letter to Mr Hubbard, the shire’s financial controller Bulent Oz said that in 2018-19 the shire would spend $150,000 on “further sediment reduction investigations and delivery of viable priority actions”. The shire will investigate infrastructure options for sediment re-

duction for Seppelt Avenue and in the master plan being developed for Ferrero Reserve. This includes the recommended option of sealing the car park. Further investigation of sediment reduction at the Henley Street gross pollutant trap, which is the responsibility of Melbourne Water, will be carried out. Mr Oz said a special charge scheme for road construction of Augusta Street was being considered and would incorporate the environmental impact on the estuary. Mr Oz said owners’ information nights had been undertaken with residents in and around Augusta Street and the next stage was to interview them “to address the shift in the environmental impact on Balcombe Estuary, if the road is deemed suitable for being sealed”. Referring to flows from Kia Ora Avenue and Walpole Street, Mr Oz said an earlier design of flows from this area would be revisited and “alternate funding sources be considered to make this special funding scheme more viable”. However, Augusta Street residents have already told the shire they are opposed to having their road sealed, even though the shire would pay about $1 million of the $3 million cost (“Road making plan seals outrage” The News 23/10/17). The average cost to property owners is $26,000 in the scheme to seal Augusta and the adjacent Mark, Mathew and Gregory streets. The plan being opposed by the property owners also

includes a footpath in Augusta St. Mr Hubbard says BERG is “delighted” with the shire’s 2018-19 budget announcement of $150,000 to help solve the problem of sediment from unmade roads running into and clogging up Balcombe Estuary. Recent scientific environment studies commissioned by the shire had revealed the extent of the problem, with core samples showing that 5000 to 7000 years ago Balcombe Creek was an open estuary with its basin several metres deep. Over the past 80 years, sediment has smothered seagrass beds and built islands which are exposed at low water levels. As part of their fight against sealing roads resident have distributed copies of an article published in a real estate magazine which describes Mt Martha as “Melbourne’s answer to Byron Bay”, including how its dirt roads were part of the attraction for an author and her photographer husband to move there from suburban Gardenvale. Augusta Street resident James Syme told The News last October that more than 70 per cent of affected property owners were opposed to the Augusta Street scheme. “Council policy seems to be to ultimately seal all dirt roads on the Mornington Peninsula,” Mr Syme said. “Many of the criteria on which the policy relies have changed over the past 10 years. In particular, I think there is now considerably more recognition in the community of the charm of the unmade road environment.”

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A lifetime of service: Reverend Leaver (left) and pictured with wife Wendy (above).

OBITUARY

John Aylmer Leaver AO RFD ED 1930-2018 School chaplain By Peter McCullough THE Reverend John Aylmer Leaver AO RFD ED died on 15 May at the age of 87. It was estimated that more than 900 attended the memorial service which was held at The Ansett Hall, Peninsula Grammar, on 24 May. Best known as the chaplain at Peninsula Grammar, a position he held for 24 years, the Rev Leaver also played a key role in the setting up of a number of Christian schools and he was a long-time chaplain in the Army Reserve. In 2000 he was awarded the AO for his services to education and his work in the community. Stuart Johnston, principal of Peninsula Grammar, gave the welcoming address and eulogies were given by The Right Reverend Dr Paul Barker, Bishop of the Jumbunna Region, the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne; Brigadier Doug Perry OAM RFD ED ; and Stephen Higgs, executive general manager of Victorian Ecumenical System of Schools. The homily was given by the Rev Roger Rich. Family tributes were provided by daughter Susan Collopy and grandson Charlie Collopy. This obituary is based on the addresses given by the various speakers. Studies and Marriage John Leaver was born on 29 August, 1930 to Esmond and Dorothy Leaver. At the time John’s father was the Anglican priest at Myrtleford and the childhood of John and his two siblings (David and Laurel) was spent moving around the Diocese of Wangaratta. This included time in Wodonga, Violet Town, Alexandra and then Seymour; many hours were spent in local swimming pools and consequently John became a strong swimmer. He was also a member of junior cricket and football teams.

In 1941 John became a boarder at Ivanhoe Grammar School. He embraced all that Ivanhoe had to offer but still enjoyed his school holidays: swimming in the Goulburn River at Seymour, attending the local movie theatre on Friday nights, and reading book after book. Even books on the banned list were sought out. In his final year at Ivanhoe John was a school prefect, captain of the boarding house, the debating team and tennis team as well as librarian and editor of the school magazine. On matriculating he became an active member of the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians, remaining true to their school motto: Faithful even unto Death. John’s first job was with the Commonwealth Oil Refinery as a junior clerk, then as an assistant librarian at the University of Melbourne (where books were plentiful), and then the Royal Insurance Company as an insurance clerk. After much soul searching, John enrolled for theological studies. In 1956 the Rev John Leaver took up his first appointment at St Peter’s, Murrumbeena; it was an active parish with Sunday school, youth groups and a tennis club. The church’s annual revue was being directed by a talented young teacher from Korowa Girls Grammar School, Wendy Tonks. With the assistance of his brother’s yellow MG , John started courting Miss Tonks which led to their marriage on 5 February, 1960. Wherever they went, whether it was Lancefield, Seymour, Maryborough or Mt Eliza they worked as a team with Wendy’s music complementing John’s ministry as parish priest and chaplain. The “John and Wendy show” was always a time of caring and sharing, and support for all ages and all backgrounds. Christian Education It was during John’s time at Maryborough that he started his incredible contribution to education. In 1972 the local Catholic priest got in touch with him: could he encourage Anglicans

to send their children to St Joseph’s Secondary College to avoid its impending closure? John realised that if all churches supported a ecumenical school, its future would be secure. As a result Highview College was established in 1974. This led to Braemar College in Mt Macedon in 1975, Bayview College in Portland in 1977 which grew from the struggling Loreto convent school, followed by Newhaven College on Phillip Island, Beaconhills College (Pakenham), Overnewton College (Keilor), Christian College (Geelong), Casey Grammar (Cranbourne), Hume Anglican Grammar (Craigieburn), Trinity Albury, Trinity Wodonga, Cathedral College (Wangaratta), Moama Anglican Grammar, and, more recently, Balcombe Grammar, Mt Martha. All were initiated or assisted by the Rev John Leaver. John initially formed the Association of Ecumenical Schools then, in 1996, the Victorian Ecumenical System of Schools with himself as executive officer. Today there are 14 schools which he had a hand in founding and another 12 members of VESS which have benefited from the system. This is a phenomenal record of benefit to young people, and the advancement of Christian education. Peninsula Grammar School Meanwhile, in the Easter of 1974, John, Wendy and their two daughters (Jane and Susan) arrived on the Mornington Peninsula as John had accepted the role of chaplain to both Toorak College and The Peninsula School (as it was then known). With the support of the two school he also became the founding priest of the Parish of Mt. Eliza North. It was in this role that John’s selflessness became widely known. He worked tirelessly to unite the community in a shared vision of faith and hope. Worship was held in The Ansett Hall and so began the first school-based parish in Australia. In all of these activities he was ably supported by Wendy; they led by example, with grace and dignity, and

shared an unwavering belief in their faith. As the school chaplain John involved himself in a wide range of activities from worship services and impassioned addresses at assemblies to conducting the “Holy Donut” stall at the school fete. During his 24 years as chaplain he touched the hearts of so many young people and their families and maintained a close connection with many of them after his retirement. When one of the speakers at the service asked for a show of hands of those who had been baptised or married by John, at least 400 responded; in some instances both hands were raised. John Leaver’s standing at Peninsula Grammar was summed up by Stuart Johnson: “He was a loyal friend, a role model, an entrepreneur, a teacher, a confidant, an adviser and a colleague. His memory will live on through the brightness that he brought to our community, the selflessness of his giving to others, and the time that he spent ensuring that all of us, here today, could unite and share our faith, our hope, our love together.” In 2000 the Rev John Leaver was awarded the AO for his services to education and his work in the community. But he still worked tirelessly for those causes in which he believed. One of his last projects was his involvement in the establishment of the Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings; a school for children with autism spectrum disorder on the peninsula. Working with this group of parents who had a vision to enable their children to reach their fullest potential, and to observe the development of the children in the program, would be one of John Leaver’s most rewarding contributions. Army Reserve. John Leaver enlisted in the Army Reserve as a chaplain in July 1959, and retired after 26 years service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. At the time of his enlistment he was the vicar at Seymour and consequently

his first posting was to Puckapunyal. For most of his service in the Army Reserve however, he was attached to 2nd Field Regiment, a reserve artillery unit. There he established a reputation for seeing that the hierarchy was made aware of any errors, shortcomings, or injustices and then ensuring that appropriate corrective action was taken. His success in this role led his fellow reservists to abandon the old expression “pulling strings” in favour of “pulling leavers”. Even in retirement John continued to minister and mentor his military colleagues in many ways and revelled in the ongoing social and ceremonial contact, from the Peninsula Grammar cadet unit to the full suite of formal and informal military functions, including the Anzac Day services at RSL Park. Family It would be remiss not to mention John Leaver’s devotion to his family. Their home was always happy and John and Wendy’s daughters, Jane and Susan, were taught the importance of generosity and kindness, friendship and love, respect and humility. There was also a need for determination and perseverance, as well as a thirst for knowledge and learning. His ability to read five books at the same time was quite incredible; to be able to retain the information was even more amazing. Guests would always be amused at the built-in book rack in the toilet; John’s explanation was “It’s the only room where I can get any peace”. The girls were encouraged in their chosen careers (teaching and pharmacy) and this support has been extended in more recent times to John’s grandchildren: Alex., Georgia, Emily and Charlie. The grandchildren have said: “We are more than fortunate and proud to have had the joy of having him in our lives as our Grandpa. We will miss him every day, but know he will be watching over us for the rest of our lives. We loved him so much.”

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Old Somerville resident farewelled Compiled by Brodie Cowburn THE news of Mrs George Gomm’s death, which took place at her residence last Sunday, was received with deep regret by a large circle of friends. Mrs Gomm was an old resident of Somerville and had been in failing health for some time. She was a valued worker of the local branch of the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss and our sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral took place at the Mornington Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev Rymer conducted the burial service. *** THE concert held in Frankston on Saturday evening last, in aid of the funds of the Langwarrin Military Training Camp, was undoubtedly one of the best concerts given in Frankston. The audience was a large one, and during the evening Mr Jolly announced that he had personally sold 102 tickets in Melbourne, which were not represented in the hall. The programme was a novel one to a Frankston audiences and every item was loudly applauded, encores being the order of the evening. The dancing of Miss Raie Langley was a treat in itself and the singing of Miss Rona Miller was splendid. The Langwarrin Orchestra played excellent music. Mr J. B. Jolly presided and in a neat speech introduced the Merry Eight Comedy Company, and welcomed them to Frankston. In the course of his speech the chairman said that this company of talented young ladies had for a long period, with unfading energy and success, been creating pleasure for thousands who had extended patronage to them, and thereby swelling Red Cross, Repatriation and various patriotic funds. To date this company have netted £700. *** THE ceremony of planting an honor avenue to the memory of the men who enlisted from Frankston will take place at Frankston today, at 3 o’clock. The State Governor, Senator Miller and Captain Bruce, M. P. will be the principal speakers. When completed the avenue will be one mile long, and the tree selected is that fine Australian specimen Eucalyptus Batryoides. A feature of the function will be the presence of 500 returned soldiers. These will be conveyed to Frankston by the Volunteer Motor Corps, which on that day will complete its 500th soldiers’ motor excursion. The corps reserved its 500th trip for Frankston, in recognition of the extensive hospitality of the Frankston Wattle Club to soldiers. The Wattle Club will entertain the 500 returned soldiers at luncheon after the ceremony. *** HASTINGS school boys journeyed to Crib Point on Saturday to play football, the game being a very fine one. The total scores being, Hastings, 8 goals 6 behinds 54 points to Crib Point 5 goals 10 behinds 40 points. Mrs Lewis and Mrs Davis of Crib Point treated the boys to afternoon tea, which was much appreciated by them. *** THE Lady Mayoress’ League (Somerville Branch) is giving a Japanese Fair in aid of the Comforts Fund etc, on August the 16th and 17th. Captain Bruce M. C., M H.R. has been asked to open the Fair. Mr Duncan Puckle is Hon. Organiser and Mrs Ralph Philbrick Hon. Sec. and a strong committee is being formed to make the affair of as widespread interest as possible. The local Red Cross Society has been asked to cooperate and share the profits. The interest of the Shire Council and other local bodies is also asked. The fair promises to be a huge success. Particulars will appear in our advertising columns at an early date.

*** THE Frankston Electric Lighting Company is gradually enlarging its sphere of usefulness. Since Monday last it has been running an all night service, viz, from 5 p.m. to 7.30 a.m. This will prove of great benefit to those requiring light after the usual hours and should be an incentive to those not having it laid on to have it as speedily as possible. *** IN aid of that worthy body, the Frankston Red Cross society, a grand concert will be given in the Frankston hall on Saturday evening, 17th August. Mr J. B. Jolly, the Hon. Organiser, is getting together some of Melbourne’s best professional artists, who will give their services gratis. It is expected that the celebrated actress and dancer, Miss Maud Chatwynd will appear, together with the gifted soprano, Miss Elsie before Trewick. *** ADAMSON Strettle and Co will hold their monthly sale at Tanti, on Monday, when a good yarding will be offered, for sale, and on Wednesday next they will hold a clearing sale at Carrum, on behalf of Mr Christensen, who is disposing of his dairy cattle, horses, implements, etc. The sale will commence at 1.30 o’clock. *** THE Rev. Watts, of Holy Trinity Church, Hastings, preached a memorial service to the late Mrs Olive Bowells. *** ARBOR Day was observed at the Langwarrin State School on Friday, July 5th, when a number of trees were planted by the scholars and parents who attended. The school grounds are now stocked with a variety of trees and shrubs and gives promise of soon becoming an attractive, and picturesque spot. A rain gauge has been purchased and the following rain record for June has been registered by. the scholars and Head Teacher. *** SHIRE of Frankston and Hastings, MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of the above was held on Thursday, 4th July. Present:– Crs Oates, in the chair, Mason, Turner, Hodgins, Watt, Unthank and Longmuir. An apology was received from Cr Clements for inability to attend. Engineer’s Report – The work of sheeting the Pt. Nepean road, over Oliver’s Hill, is just about completed and the road is now in very good condition The work has been carried out by Foreman McComb and. party. Honor Avenue – Arrangements have been made to form the Honor Avenue at Frankston with the road machine. Works at Langwarrin – Nine chains of metalling have been carried out near the Military encampment at Langwarrin. Repairs Pt Nepean road, near Nyora – Repairs have been effected to this road between Nyora and Oliver’s Hill. Culvert Short Road to Baxter. Foreman Bladen has completed the culvert on this road. *** THE annual plain and fancy dress ball, under the auspices of the Frankston Wattle Club, is fixed for Friday, July 26th. Full particulars will be advertised next week. *** THE Hon. Treasurer Roll of Honor fund gratefully acknowledges receipt of the following donations:— Mrs B. M. Garrood 14s 6d, 15s; Mr C. Wood 1s 6d. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 13 July 1918

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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

Oh me, Oh my, OBike By Stuart McCullough SO that’s it, then. After just a few short months, they’ve given up and shipped out. For good. And while their appearance seemed a truly mysterious thing, their exit from our fair city is not mysterious at all. We drove them to it. Which, given we’re talking about bicycles rather than cars, is perhaps the cruelest insult of them all. Having now broken their spirit, they decided to roll on to some less-hostile territory. So long, obikes. I first saw one when jogging. It was dark and I was pretty tired, and I’ll admit I was a little startled to see it. I simply didn’t understand why a yellow bicycle was standing on the side of the road as though someone had left it behind. It never occurred to me that it was on purpose. I jogged past hoping that the rightful owner might remember where it was he or she left it and that all would be right in the world. That, so I thought, was that. Until I saw another. It seemed so much more than mere coincidence. Or carelessness. It became clear to me that these yellow contraptions were a thing. A slightly confusing thing but a thing nevertheless. I assumed that this was some kind of broad-ranging art project, doubtless connected to some festival. But I was way off. They were, in fact, for riding. Apparently, you need an app and you scan something and then it’s unlocked. By which time you might as well have walked. The great attraction of the oBike was the fact that it was ‘dockless’ and could be left pretty much anywhere, which is

it was the bike itself – would we have felt such antipathy if – for example – they’d used a brand of bike we all know and love, like a Malvern Star? Could it be that they were far too utilitarian for our tastes? Truth be told, the oBike was the cycling equivalent of a Trabant. You didn’t see packs of middle aged dudes in lycra riding along Beach Road on oBikes. I suspect the element of surprise kind of worked against them. They seemed to appear pretty much without warning or explanation and we resented the intrusion. The social contract had not been drafted, much less signed by all interested parties. They turned up without invitation and were treated as party crashers as a result. You can’t walk through a front door and then try to knock. You put people off that way. Our response was to treat it as an invasion of our turf and in a gang war, pretty much anything goes. It’s been ages since I’ve ridden a bike. As a kid, I evolved from a dragster through to a BMX without a second thought. Owning a bike is an essential piece of equipment that you have as a child. Along with a torch and a dressing gown, I couldn’t have imagined life without a bike back then. But for some reason, I haven’t ever owned a bike as an adult. That’s despite being middle aged and a perfect candidate for lycra – if, indeed, such a thing exists. The moment I could drive was the moment I left behind my bike. It’s still at my father’s place – he’s no doubt saving it just in case, some

twenty five years later, I should change my mind and decide that I really need to start riding a BMX again. It’s unlikely that I’ll feel overwhelmed by the need to perform jumps, bunny hops and monos anytime soon, but I’ll ask him to hang on to it. Just in case. I’m hoping he still has my torch and dressing gown. I miss them. After years not riding a bike, a ride on an oBike might have been the ideal way to get back into it. I’m not sure what was holding me back. Now it’s officially too late. I’ll never get the chance to cruise down to the milkbar and back or give anyone a dink. If dinking is still the done thing when it comes to bikes. (Come to think of it, when I see those large groups of riders on a Sunday morning, no one’s giving anybody a dink. It’s totally dinkless.) So farewell oBikes. Hopefully they’ll be collected up and released back into the wild where they can roam together across the open plains. Many years from now – once I’ve got my BMX back in working order – I’ll go for a long ride and see if I can spot a herd of them grazing together beside a river. Grazing beside a river would be a lot better than being thrown into one, that much is certain. Granted, they were a bit strange and were visual clutter of a kind, but I’m not sure why we know why we felt the need to punish them. Good luck to them. Long may they ride. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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By Brodie Cowburn LADDER leaders Sorrento Sharks succumbed to Bonbeach in a shock loss at home this Saturday in wet and windy weather. Bonbeach, who have struggled with inconsistency all through the season, had to endure a fast starting Sorrento in a first quarter that saw Bonbeach only register two scoring shots to their opponent’s 12. Sorrento were wasteful in front of goal however, and could only register two goals and 10 behinds to keep Bonbeach in touch. Bonbeach capitalised on Sorrento’s wasteful form in front of goal in the second quarter, as they established a nine-point lead going into the halftime break. Given the horror conditions, both teams were struggling to put goals on the board, which ensured the contest remained even right through to the final siren. Although Bonbeach could only manage one goal in the second half, they managed to hold on their lead to claim an important victory over Sorrento 4.15 (39) to 6.11 (47). The loss sees Sorrento lose their firm grip on top of the ladder, as Edithvale-Aspendale are now only behind them on percentage following their impressive win over Seaford. Edithvale-Aspendale also endured a difficult start and failed to adapt to the tough conditions, as they kicked seven straight behinds in the first term and went into the first break trailing last place Seaford. Edithvale-Aspendale quickly recov-

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Seaford couldn’t keep up with the quality of their opponents and eventually fell to Edithvale-Aspendale 8.20 (68) to 5.6 (36).

Sam Monaghan and Michael Bussey were again amongst the best performers for Edi-Asp, who could claim top spot on the ladder should Sorrento slip up again in the coming weeks. Both sides sit at 10 wins and three losses going into the last month of the home and away season. At Greg Beck Oval, Frankston YCW were faced with a do or die situation as they looked to beat the Frankston Bombers claim their first win in six weeks. Since their victory over Mornington in Round 6, Frankston YCW have yet to claim a single win, and would shockingly drop out of the top five if they failed to secure a result over their Frankston rivals. The Bombers had the best of the early opportunities, as they dominated the inside 50 count and looked much the better side. Despite having all the momentum, the water-logged ground made it difficult to capitalise, and the Bombers only went into the half-time break with a narrow two-point lead. With the Stonecats battling hard to fight their way back into the game, the game looked set to go down to the wire. Only two goals were kicked in the second half, but the tough, contested football saw the rabid Frankston crowd on the edge of their seats. When the final siren sounded it was the Bombers who held onto a slim lead, as they claimed victory over the

Stonecats 5.11 (41) to 5.5 (35). The loss sees the Stonecats slump to sixth on the ladder, unchartered territory for the side that has dominated the league for so long. They will have a bye next weekend, which will allow them a chance to rest and regain some key names. YCW’s Byron Barry and Christian Ongarello were impressive against a relentless Bombers outfit, as they were able to provide consistent rebound to give their side a glimpse of hope. Jason Kingbury, Dale Sutton, and Matthew Harris were the best performers for the winning side. At Olympic Oval, Rosebud played host to Pines in what would turn out to be a miserable afternoon for the home team. Pines got off to an impressive start and took a twenty point lead into the first break, and Rosebud wouldn’t come close to catching up. Pines’ defence held strong and only conceded three goals for the whole afternoon, as they ran out as convincing 3.8 (26) to 11.12 (78) winners. Aaron Edwards kicked another four goals to take his tally for the year to 38 from 11 games. Most teams will enjoy a week off next week, with Seaford and Rosebud at Belvedere Reserve being the only MPNFL Division One action for the weekend.


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By Brodie Cowburn HASTINGS have established a sixpoint gap between themselves and sixth place with a big win over Tyabb to put themselves in pole position for a finals spot. Hastings showed their intent early with a stunning five goals to zero first quarter in tough conditions, which set the tone for the remainder of the afternoon. Tyabb fought back to get within reach, but ultimately ran out of time and fell short by 16 points, going down to Hastings 10.7 (67) to 8.3 (51). Shaun Foster booted four goals in a best on ground performance for Hastings, while Jake Anderson impressed for the Yabbies with four goals of his own. It was business as usual for top of the ladder Dromana at home, as they beat Devon Meadows in a fairly comfortable victory. Devon Meadows kept in arms reach in the first term and went into the quarter time break only down by four, but Dromana quickly asserted their dominance in the second quarter. Devon Meadows were held scoreless in the second term, as Dromana ran away to a convincing lead that they would not let go of throughout the rest of the game. Rikki Johnston played his best game for the year, booting four goals for Dromana to help his side to an 8.15 (63) to 5.8 (38) win. There were also no surprises at Ballam Park Reserve as Karingal claimed a solid victory at home against Pearcedale. Coming off a shock loss to Langwarrin last week, the Bulls were looking to bounce back with a vengeance. The Bulls worked hard to put on a complete team performance, as they had eight individual goalkickers contribute towards a healthy win. With Chelsea hot on their heels, the Bulls could not afford to slip up, and they kept a hold of second place with a convincing 8.12 (60) to 6.5 (41) win. Chelsea needed to win to keep in touch with Karingal, and they did so in impressive fashion over a disappointing Rye outfit. The Seagulls struck hard early and has established a 22 point buffer by quarter time, which would prove to be insurmountable in the rough conditions. Scoring just one first-half goal, Rye struggled badly and never

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looked a chance against their impressive Chelsea opponents. James Brain and Curtis Bywater kicked four goals each for Chelsea, the latter taking his tally for the year to 47, as the Seagulls claimed a comprehensive win 13.9 (87) to 4.6 (30). The win helped close the percentage gap, and they are now only marginally behind Karingal going into the closing rounds of the year. At Red Hill Recreation Reserve, Langwarrin travelled to take on fourth-placed Red Hill. Langwarrin came into the contest full of confidence having knocked off Karingal last weekend but unfortunately could not back up that performance. The Kangaroos started strong as both sides kicked two goals in the first term, but Langwarrin quickly lost control of the game as Red Hill held them scoreless for the next two whole quarters. Red Hill quickly kicked away and put on one of the most impressive defensive displays for the year as they ran away to a comfortable win. Langwarrin managed to score a few behinds in the final term but again failed to score a major as they went a stunning three quarters without a goal. Ben Hughes impressed with three goals for Red Hill, as his side completed a comfortable 7.13 (55) to 2.5 (17) win. In the final match of the weekend, Somerville hosted Crib Point in what would turn out to be another miserable afternoon for the visitors. Crib Point approached the game looking to claim just their second win for the year but were quickly put on the back foot as Somerville took a 15 point lead into the first break. Crib Point were able to prevent the home side from blowing out the lead too much, but ultimately could not fight their way back into the contest, as they went down to Somerville 9.8 (62) to 4.9 (33).

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Strikers down Pines, Seaford wins again SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie PENINSULA Strikers gave themselves a lifeline by winning Saturday’s State 2 South-East derby 2-0 against Frankston Pines at Monterey Reserve. It was only the club’s second win in a season of turmoil but it gives Strikers hope that they can climb off the foot of the league ladder. Referee James Milloy took centre stage before the match with opinions varied as to whether or not he should allow the contest to take place given the drenching the pitch had taken with little respite in sight. And eight minutes into the contest the home team was wishing that Milloy hadn’t given the fixture the thumbs up. Big Alex van Heerwarden smashed the ball onto the crossbar after Pines had failed to clear a low curled freekick from Nathan Smith and John Prescott hammered the rebound past Pines keeper Jarrod Nardino to open the scoring. Pines striker Mitch Lander broke down the left in the 16th minute then cut inside but he sent his low shot wide of the far post and a minute later it was 2-0. Brandon Jansz, Danny Black and Sam Luxford had all joined Strikers recently from Mornington and although Jansz’s through ball intended for Prescott was blocked it eventually fell to the English striker and his clinical low finish from 10 metres gave Strikers some breathing space. CJ Hodgson had Pines’ best chances of the second half but he volleyed wide in the 86th minute and 18-year-old Strikers’ keeper Dylan Mery got down well three minutes later to save Hodgson’s strike from inside the area. While Strikers’ gaffer Jamie Skelly was delighted with the win he knows the enormity of the task facing his men if they are to save their State 2 status. “We have to play five teams in the relegation mix and realistically we’d want to win all five games but we are capable of that,” Skelly said. Strikers continue to target new signings and take on title chasing Knox City this weekend. Don’t be surprised if another one and possibly two newcomers feature against Knox. In NPL2 news Langwarrin lost 3-2 away to championship-chasing Dandenong City last Friday night. Despite the gulf in class (and wages’ bill) and the home side dominating possession Langy proved to be a stubborn opponent and it took a contender for goal of the season from David Stirton

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to settle the issue. Dandenong’s hallmark interpassing game was on show throughout the first half but the sides were locked at 1-1 at the break. Shaun Filipovic’s 8th minute header put City ahead but it paid for its profligacy in front of goal when Mehdi Sarwari’s close-range strike in the 33rd minute gave Langy the equaliser. But three minutes into the second stanza the Langy defence paid the price of failing to attack a curling cross from Shayan Alinejad on the right and the ball bounced inside the six-yard box before sneaking inside the far post to make it 2-1. When Brendan Richardson decided to take on two opponents in the 68th minute rather than pass he was stripped of the ball. Stirton spotted Langy keeper Robbie Acs off his line so he launched a remarkable strike from a few steps inside the attacking half sending the ball sailing over Acs’ head and into goal to the delight of the home fans and the City bench. But for Langy there’s no surrender and when John Kuol headed home in the 81st minute following a cross from substitute Liam Baxter it ensured an interesting finish to a contest that City should have put to bed earlier. In NPLW news Southern United’s under-12s drew 2-2 at home to Bayside United on Sunday with Emilia Ingles scoring for Southern. The under-14, under-16, under-19 and senior games were cancelled due to

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the pitch condition. In State 1 South-East news Mornington paid the price for poor finishing and was eventually overrun by Richmond 4-1 at Kevin Bartlett Reserve on Saturday. A near post header from Mehdi Martin in the 17th minute put the home side in front and three minutes into the second half Vangelis Skraparas’ deflected shot from just outside the area made it 2-0. Arnold Suew broke down the left in the 59th minute and his cutback set up Juan Gallego for a tap-in and the same combination cut a swathe through the Mornington defence in the 80th minute with Gallego cleverly lobbing the ball over the head of advancing Mornington keeper Liam Little to make it 4-0. A superb long-range strike from Curtis Hutson in the 91st minute was the visitors’ sole reply. Mornington goalkeeping coach Peter Blasby has resigned. In State 3 South-East news Skye United won 4-0 at home to South Yarra in the race for second spot in the league. Referee Stefano Di Giovanni decided to play on a water-logged pitch and when Jack Gallagher was brought down inside the box in the 7th minute Caleb Nicholes converted from the spot. In the 43rd minute a Daniel Walsh volley following Jason Nowakowksi’s corner gave the home side a two-goal cushion at the break. Another pitch inspection took place before the second half started with

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South Yarra adamant that the match should be called off. The referee disagreed and two minutes into the second half South Yarra’s Thomas Meredith told Di Giovanni what he thought of the decision to continue and was promptly red carded. Daniel Attard sent Nicholes through in the 56th minute and he gave Skye an unassailable lead with substitute Mitch Blake rounding off the scoreline in the 91st minute by heading home a Walsh cross. Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United’s push to avoid relegation continued on Saturday when Matt Morris-Thomas’ men defeated Bayside Argonauts 3-2 at Shipston Reserve to record their third straight win. Bayside struck first after a botched clearance from Li Nam Wang in the 29th minute. Anton Magee struck a 25-metre belter into the top left corner giving Seaford keeper Jimmy Zafiriou no chance. But Seaford hit back five minutes later when Bayside keeper Elliott Johnston parried a Dylan Waugh shot and Callum Richardson’s second spectacular overhead kick in three weeks squared the ledger. Bayside was the stronger side in the first 20 minutes of the second half having a goal chalked off for offside, hitting the crossbar twice and having a header cleared off the line. Against the run of play the visitors took the lead in the 70th minute after the tireless chasing of Matty Schwellinger was rewarded when he

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won possession and his cross was met by Seaford captain Daniel Mota who side-footed home. In injury time Waugh turned on a bouncing ball and from long range struck it first time over a flat-footed Johnston to make it 3-1 but shortly after a through ball that should have been cut out by Zafiriou was won by Sam Jones who made it 3-2 making for a nervous few minutes for the visitors. In State 4 South news Baxter’s scheduled home clash with Dandenong Warriors was washed out. Meanwhile Somerville Eagles moved into second spot in State 5 South one point behind Lyndale United after Saturday’s 4-1 home win over Casey Panthers. Somerville player-coach Dave Greening opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a scorching low drive but within a minute Casey had levelled thanks to a Marcus Roberts’ free-kick that home team keeper Brad Klarenbeek would want to forget. A handball early in the second half allowed Greening to restore the Eagles’ lead from the penalty spot and within five minutes it was 4-1. A superb Damian Finnegan pass was controlled by Greening with a great first touch before he smashed his drive inside the near post then Joel Wade did well down the right before cutting the ball back to Greening who slammed in his fourth goal of another productive day for the league’s top scorer. “To be honest that could and should of been more,” Greening said. “But at this stage of the season it’s all about getting the three points, and we did that so that’s pleasing. “It was also good to ‘blood’ some of the in-form reserves late in the game to give them some senior game time to help their development.” Next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Springvale White Eagles (Lawton Park), Mornington v St Kilda (Dallas Brooks Park), Peninsula Strikers v Knox City (Centenary Park), Old Scotch v Frankston Pines (H.A. Smith Reserve), Seaford Utd v Whitehorse Utd (North Seaford Reserve), Dingley Stars v Skye Utd (Chadwick Reserve), Noble Park v Baxter (Norman Luth Reserve), Aspendale v Pakenham Utd (Jack Grut Reserve), Somerville Eagles bye. SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Calder Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).


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